Freegan Boxes Pickup!
Originated in Birmingham, Freegan Boxes are a weekly act of protest against food waste that everyone can participate in; ready-made boxes filled by Sharehouse volunteers with groceries we intercept. A family of four can save 10kg of food from being wasted each week for £10. That’s on average 520kg of food a year! Prices cover our costs of interception, processing, quality control, and logistics. All food is Pay As You Feel (PAYF) and collected from your local Sharehouse or hub (see below). Each (full) box contains approx. £20 – £30 worth of food at RRP. Prices cover cost of interception, processing, quality control, and logistics.
Our volunteers like Amy work hard to pack Freegan Boxes for over 100 families!
What does Freegan mean? Can I be a Freegan?
Freeganism originally as a concept was an amalgamation of free and vegan; living without taking part in large scale corporate economies with what you can get for free or by swapping and sharing resources. (You definitely don’t need to be vegan to benefit though, our boxes are suitable for all!) It gathered a lot of attention through people diving in bins to rescue food. We have built great relationships with supermarkets and suppliers so we don’t need to go bin diving anymore, but the principle and goal remains the same: get as many people involved with saving food waste as possible in a way that’s accessible to all!
“I love saving food and reducing waste with my Freegan Box. The surprise element is great, to see which food we’re going to get to use each week and even treats we wouldn’t usually get from the supermarket.”Alice, Freegan Box Customer
Due to very high demand, we are not currently taking on any further Freegan Box customers. We have over 100 on the Wakefield waiting list alone. We will update you once we start to take on further customers. Thank you for your patience! If you require any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pickup 7 days a week from the Kindness Sharehouse
Unit 1 & 2, Headway Business Park, Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 7AZ
Pickup Mondays & Wednesdays from the Golden Lion
Fielden Square, Todmorden OL14 6LZ
Pickup Friday only from the Outback Community Kitchen & Garden
Lightowler Rd, Halifax HX1 5NB